Carr Day & Martin

It all started in 1765 when Mr Day, a Doncaster hairdresser, met an old soldier who gave Day a recipe for making boot blacking which he had developed to polish the boots of his superior officers. “Make it like this” said Martin the solider “and you’ll make a fortune!” Very quickly Mr Day realized how good the product was and together they opened a little shop at 97, High Holburn, London in 1770.


In 2020 we were acquired by Connolly’s RED MILLS, world renowned equine nutrition and feed company who also own supplement company Foran Equine as part of their equine portfolio. The acquisition of Carr & Day & Martin demonstrates their commitment to offering customers the ultimate range of equine care products, putting the horse at the center of everything we do.